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467 weeks ago @ NuNomad Blog - How Lifestyle Design C... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for coming out Haim. Yeah, I thought our two posts were related.

467 weeks ago @ NuNomad Blog - Meet the Nomads - Doug... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yeah, I've been wondering if there were some way I could go on his trips too. I bet it would be a really great experience.

467 weeks ago @ NuNomad Blog - Meet the Nomads - Doug... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Suzanne, I gather by your comment that you're on Doug's subscriber list. Welcome to NuNomad. It is a pleasure to have the interview with Doug. I really appreciate him being willing to do share his experiences with us.
My recent post The One Thing it Takes to Beat the Odds

467 weeks ago @ NuNomad Blog - Meet the Nomads - Doug... · 0 replies · +1 points

Me too, Masha. When Doug sent me the picture and I opened the file it brought tears to my eyes and I'm not a crying type. There's such obvious affection between them. What a special relationship Doug has been able to form with these amazing people.

468 weeks ago @ NuNomad Blog - How Lifestyle Design C... · 0 replies · +1 points

You know, it's easy to see why psychology is the number 1 most popular major in U.S. universities. It's fascinating to learn how our own minds and the minds of others work. I could watch these TED videos all day!

468 weeks ago @ NuNomad Blog - How Lifestyle Design C... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yes, many people balk at the idea of giving up their things. Funny thing is that's only one form of becoming nomadic. Other people choose to rent their places to people for money to offset costs or to store their most beloved things. We have maintained our home in Texas and rent out space during our year away because we know we'll eventually return at least for a period of time. Sounds like you're fully nomadic and so there is no reason to maintain things in one place. I think the important lesson here, however, as you said, is that we stop attaching our level of happiness to these material goods. I believe Jesus asked this of his followers and he was met with similar disbeliefs. Some things haven't changed!

468 weeks ago @ NuNomad Blog - How Lifestyle Design C... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hey Richard,
It's interesting, I mean you're on a small island in Thailand speaking to English speaking tourists so obviously these people can already get themselves traveling long distances. Still the nomadic lifestyle sounds out of reach to them somehow. It's so hard to imagine being truly freed in terms of time I think. Sometimes when people hear there is work involved in a fantasy then that's enough to make the fantasy cease to be interesting. I figure that for those people perhaps the fantasy doesn't reflect their innermost values. When something does reflect our innermost values it's as if it nags and nags and won't let go until we do something about it. People who feel this way about nomading are the ones who will probably do it someday.

468 weeks ago @ NuNomad Blog - How Lifestyle Design C... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yeah, I realize I didn't write a light blog this time. It's a lot to digest but the information is from the top experts out there so I think it's worth spending time on it.

468 weeks ago @ NuNomad Blog - How Lifestyle Design C... · 0 replies · +1 points

I love that video as well. And I have to mention that I had a soft spot for the Schwartz video because he was actually my Intro Psych professor in college. It was so fun to see him in this context. Sounds like you've had a great inner compass for following your passions. I hope it remains with you and that it rubs off on all of us around you!

468 weeks ago @ NuNomad Blog - How Lifestyle Design C... · 0 replies · +1 points

So true. We often forget how really blessed we are. It's so important to keep this in mind not only for our own happiness but also in our approach to others.